NINA ANANIASHVILI & INTERNATIONAL STARS VOL.2 (1993)
In 1991 a troupe of international ballet stars, headed by the brilliant young Russian ballerina Nina Ananiashvili, visited Japan, presenting a program which underscored the considerable talents of a new generation of virtuoso dancers. So great was the success of that evening that another such gala was presented in Japan in 1993. The performances on this second volume of "Nina Ananiashvili and International Stars" are taken from that triumphant return engagement.
At the center of all the excitement was Miss Ananiashvili herself, demonstrating an exuberance and impetuosity coupled to a technique that can only be described as breathtaking. "Pas de Quatre" is choreographer Jules Perrot's affectionate tribute to the great ballerinas of his time, with Ananiashvili taking the part of M. Taglioni, perharps the most famous figure of this 19th century quartet. The "Raymonda" pas de deux, in which Ananiashvili is partenered by the superb Aleksei Fadeyechev, is another choreographic world with its highly stylized movements requiring a completely different approach to line and motion. Finally, Miss Ananiashvili performs in the closing ballet, an extended excerpt from "Don Quixote" -the Grand Pas- which also features the other brilliant soloists seen earlier in the program.
GRAND PAS DE QUATRE: Nina Ananiashvili, Darci Kistler, Rose Gad & Tatyana Terekhova.
SATANELLA - FASCINATION PAS DE DEUX: Inna Dorofeeva & Vadim Pisarev.
SUNNY: Andris Liepa.
GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE: Elisabeth Platel & Nicolas Le Riche.
RAYMONDA - GRAND PAS DE DEUX: Nina Ananiashvili & Aleksei Fadeyechev.
LA BAYADERE - GRAND PAS DE DEUX: Zhanna Ayupova & Igor Zelensky.
THE TALISMAN - GRAND PAS DE DEUX: Tatyana Terekhova & Yuri Posokhov.
GISELLE - GRAND PAS DE DEUX: Rose Gad & Alexander Kolpin.
DON QUIXOTE - GRAND PAS: Nina Ananiashvili, Aleksei Fadeyechev & Ensemble.